The first solo record from RADIOHEAD frontman released in eight years is available through peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol BitTorrent. “A project conceived of in conversation with, and collaboration with, fans” marks the first paygated BitTorrent Bundle. It is an alternative vision of how the creative Internet can work: for creators, for good. Here’s how you can unlock it.
It’s an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around. . . . If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of Internet commerce back to people who are creating the work. Enabling those people who make either music, video, or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves. Bypassing the self-elected gate-keepers. If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done.
[UPDATE / October 3rd] The album has reached 1 million downloads.
A record born of silver darkness, pressed onto heavyweight 180g white vinyl completed with undersize 75mm centre labels, housed within heavy white board inner and outer sleeves.
These are printed with a metallic silver laminate then multi-tone black and a striking neon green; the whole is enclosed in a bespoke anti-static shield bag – a metallised laminated material usually used by the electronics industry for protecting components from electrostatic interference. The bag is printed with neon green on both sides, and has a resealable grip closure.
a brain in a bottle
the mother lode
there is no ice (for my drink)
nose grows some